If you want to be thought of as the best manager your employees have ever had, you have to care from within. Your people have to PERCEIVE you as genuinely giving a damn about them AS PEOPLE — not just robots (headcount) who show up to generate numbers for you.
Tag: culture building
We hear a lot these days about how leaders should be filled with passion and purpose. Steve Jobs’ fanatical devotion to developing and selling his line of sleekly styled and game-changing digital devices is a famous example. How much does purpose matter for other leaders?
How important is company culture? Some of today’s most successful tech giants point to adherence to specific cultural practices as the reason for their success.
A move into a management role is a big step in your career. Before you make major changes to the position you’ve taken on, devote your attention to situational awareness.
Everybody makes mistakes. The way you handle the mistakes made by your team members will determine how successful you are as a manager.
The stated purpose of most surveys, whether it’s a question a day or several questions posed every month, is to gauge employee satisfaction and engagement. As CEB Global, a Gartner Company, points out, it’s easy to lose sight of that important fact when designing surveys.
Have you ever worked for a manager who pitted employees against each other by assigning the same project to them? This behavior is a sign of a toxic work environment.
In today’s hypercompetitive employment market, businesses have little choice but to roll out a carpet paved with a good salary, solid benefits and unusual perks. These factors definitely grab the attention of the highly-educated and trained candidates.
Change or die. This is the mantra of many businesses facing disintermediation in the marketplace. To tap into innovative ideas and move into new lines of business, you may need to change your leadership style.
Is your team consistently falling short of reaching its goals? Larry Sternberg, whose work is highlighted in a Tanveernaseer.com column, suggests you review your interactions with team members if you want to boost overall performance.
Remember the bully from elementary school who talked trash about how he was going to beat you up?
No organization can boast a 100% success rate when it comes to hiring. For example, you may decide that new sales rep isn’t going to make the grade, and you’ll have to show her the door. Or, your new accounting manager may tell you that she’s not happy with how her new schedule is impacting